Chiefs announced Andy Reid was feeling ill, so he did not address media out of caution. I can confirm he left the stadium in an ambulance. Players didn’t know he wasn’t feeling well and were told he should be ok. Everything is pointing toward the Chiefs taking every precaution.— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) September 26, 2021
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Reid's removal from the stadium by ambulance was precautionary. He reportedly wasn't feeling great and was dehydrated.
Andy Reid's removal from the stadium via ambulance is precautionary I'm told. He wasn't feeling great and was dehydrated but no serious concern about him medically— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 26, 2021
Reid did speak to the team postgame, Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star reports. However, Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub took questions from reporters postgame.
"He just wasn't feeling well after the game," Toub said. "He did talk to the team, and it was a good talk. Pretty much, 'You have to quit the turnovers.'"
Reid, 63, was on the sideline for the entirety of Sunday's loss.
The Chiefs had four turnovers against the Chargers, including two interceptions thrown by former MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Tyreek Hill and Clyde Edwards-Helaire each lost fumbles.
Kansas City is now 1-2 on the season, which is uncharacteristic in the Mahomes era.